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Polaris Recalls Sportsman ATV, RZR, General for Fire, Melting Hazards

Posted in News on March 21, 2017
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We all know about recalls for cars and trucks, but there are also recalls for recreational powersports vehicles as well. Those recalls fall under the purview of the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). Polaris is one of the most prominent brands in the powersports industry with its RZR side-by-sides and Sportsman utility quads. The company has issued recalls on both models for potential fire and burn hazards.

The recall for the Sportsman is the larger of the two, affecting 19,200 units from the 2015-2016 model years. Affected models include the Sportsman 850 and Sportsman XP 1000. The company has received complaints of 793 incidents of warped, melted, or burned side panels; 47 fires; and four minor burn injuries.

The second recall affects approximately 13,500 2016 and 2017 General 1000, RZR 900, RZR 4 900, RZR XP 1000, and RZR XP 4 Turbo models. The company has received 14 reports of vehicles catching fire related to the brake master cylinder and two reports of components melting due to an engine misfire. Owners are advised to go to Polaris.com and select “Off Road Safety Recalls” under the Service & Support tab to see if their specific vehicle is affected. Polaris dealers will inspect and repair affected vehicles at no cost to the owners. Owners can also visit the CPSC site at cpsc.gov for more information.

Source: Polaris, Consumer Products Safety Commission

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